The daily diary of Claudius Wilbur Allbee, while quarantined with smallpox in the pest house in Salida, Colorado. The year is probably 1915 or 1920, though no date is given. Claudius became ill while working as an engineer, then was hospitalized. When the doctors discovered he had smallpox, he was sent to an abandoned home to recover in quarantine. An old prospector was hired to look after him, and ensure that he did not break quarantine, and the two became friends. A short piece, but it serves as an interesting examination of the system of quarentine used at the time, and for relatives and descendants it illustrates the mind and manner of C.W. Allbee, and gives a few genealogical notes.